Boston College (2-2, 1-1 ACC)
Next game: vs. Army, 1 p.m. Saturday
Huddle up: Freshman RB Myles Willis (Marist) rushed for 28 yards, caught four passes for 69 yards, including a 52-yard TD pass from QB Chase Rettig, and averaged 38 yards on three kick returns. … Andre Williams leads the ACC with 505 yards rushing, and at 126.2 yards per game, is the only RB in the ACC averaging more than 100 yards. He has 2,067 career rushing yards. … Rettig threw a career-high four TD passes against FSU.
Tweetable fact: BC is the least-penalized team in the FBS. The Eagles have eight penalties in four games.
Clemson (4-0, 2-0)
Next game: at Syracuse, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, ABC
Huddle up: RB D.J. Howard is healthy after many injuries, evidenced by his 75-yard TD reception from QB Tajh Boyd last week. He could see more action because starting RB Roderick McDowell has been limited with an ankle injury. … Boyd is Clemson’s all-time leader in total offense with 9,971 yards. … DT Carlos Watkins (auto accident) likely won’t play. … DT Grady Jarrett (Rockdale County) ranks third on the team with 23 tackles.
Tweetable fact: Clemson’s 49-point victory over Wake Forest was its fourth-largest margin of victory against an ACC opponent.
Duke (3-2, 0-2)
Next game: vs. Navy, 12:30 p.m., Oct. 12, WUPA
Huddle up: P Will Monday (Flowery Branch) has two of the four longest punts in the ACC with 72- and 66-yarders. … LB David Helton led the ACC with 15 tackles in the win over Troy. … Duke had 10 tackles for loss against Troy, including 2 1/2 from S Jeremy Cash, who had 14 tackles. … Freshman CB Deondre Singleton (Archer) had seven tackles — five solo — in his first career start.
Tweetable fact: QB Brandon Connette has 23 career rushing TDs, third most in school history.
Florida State (4-0, 2-0)
Next game: vs. Maryland, noon Saturday, ESPN
Huddle up: Telvin Smith (Lowndes) is the ACC’s LB player of the week after he had 10 tackles, two for loss, and a sack in the win over Boston College. … OL Ira Denson (shoulder) and DB Tyler Hunter (Lowndes), who missed last week’s game with a neck injury, are questionable this week. … LB Ukeme Eligwe (Stone Mountain) is tied for seventh on the team with 14 tackles. … FSU has averaged 51.3 points, fourth in the FBS.
Tweetable fact: FSU has averaged 464.2 yards of offense in its eight-game ACC winning streak.
Next game: at Florida State, noon Saturday, ESPN
Huddle up: Maryland, at No. 25, is ranked for the first time since finishing No. 23 in the final poll of 2010, former coach Ralph Friedgen’s last season. … Maryland is 4-0 for the first time since 2001. … K Brad Craddock is being mentored by former NFL kicker Matt Stover. Craddock leads the ACC with 10 field goals and is tied for the lead with 47 points. … QB C.J. Brown leads the ACC with 331.5 yards per game of offense.
Tweetable fact: Maryland has 17 sacks, tied with Northern Illinois for most in the FBS.
Next game: vs. Georgia Tech, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, ESPNU
Huddle up: Of TE Clive Walford’s past 20 catches, 18 have resulted in a TD or first down. … The Hurricanes are 13-2 when scoring at least 30 points under coach Al Golden. … Miami has 16 sacks, four more than it had in 12 games in 2012. The Hurricanes also have 13 turnovers, fifth in the FBS. … TB Duke Johnson is the only Miami player in history with at least three kickoff returns of 95 or more yards.
Tweetable fact: Miami is one of five teams that hasn’t trailed this season. The others: Louisville, Ohio State, Texas Tech and Washington.
North Carolina (1-3, 0-1)
Next game: at Virginia Tech, 12:30 p.m. Saturday, WUPA
Huddle up: North Carolina allowed 55 points and 603 yards Saturday. DB Jabari Price said there were 37 missed assignments out of East Carolina’s 101 snaps. “You can’t win a game with 37 missed assignments,” Price said. … WR Quinshad Davis had the first 100-yard receiving game this season and the fourth of his career with five catches for 111 yards. He also threw a 32-yard TD pass to WR T.J. Thorpe.
Tweetable fact: QB Bryn Renner is seven TD passes from tying Darian Durant’s school record of 68 in a career.
N.C. State (3-1, 0-1)
Next game: at Wake Forest, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, FSSO
Huddle up: Rashard Smith (Dublin) is the ACC’s specialist of the week after he returned a punt 87 yards for a TD, rushed for 41 yards and caught three passes for 39 yards in the win over Central Michigan. He had 167 all-purpose yards. … QB Brandon Mitchell, who broke a bone in his left foot in the opener, could return against Syracuse. … DE Darryl Cato-Bishop, WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling (hamstring) and T Rob Crisp are questionable.
Tweetable fact: N.C. State doesn’t play a game outside North Carolina until Oct. 26, when it plays at Florida State.
Pittsburgh (3-1, 2-1)
Next game: at Virginia Tech, noon, Oct. 12, ESPNU
Huddle up: QB Tom Savage should be ready to play in Pitt’s next game after suffering a concussion in a 14-3 win over Virginia. He played eight snaps after he was hit and missed most of the fourth quarter. … DT Aaron Donald has 24 1/2 career sacks after two Saturday. He’s seventh on the school’s career list. … Freshman Tyler Boyd joined teammate Devin Street on the Biletnikoff Award watch list.
Tweetable fact: Pitt has won three consecutive games for the first time since winning four consecutive in 2010-11.
Next game: vs. Clemson, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, ABC
Huddle up: Syracuse upset No. 9 Louisville 45-26 last year and No. 15 West Virginia in 2011 in the Carrier Dome. The Orangemen have a six-game home winning streak, and playing in that venue will take an adjustment, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said. … Nineteen (19) Syracuse players have caught at least one pass, tied with Clemson for the second in the FBS. … QB Terrel Hunt will make his third career start.
Tweetable fact: At No. 3, Clemson is the highest-ranked team to play at the Carrier Dome since No. 1 Miami in 2002.
Virginia (2-2, 0-1)
Next game: vs. Ball State, noon Saturday, FSSO
Huddle up: QB David Watford practiced with WRs Darius Jennings and Dominique Terrell after the Cavaliers returned from their 14-3 loss at Pittsburgh on Saturday. Cavaliers WRs dropped at least 10 passes in the game. … Freshman Max Valles had 2 1/2 of the Cavaliers’ seven sacks against Pitt. They have at least three sacks in each of their first four games. … P Alec Vozenilek averaged 46.6 yards on nine punts in the loss to Pitt.
Tweetable fact: Virginia has held opponents to less than 200 yards in consecutive games for the first time since 1972.
Virginia Tech (4-1, 1-0)
Next game: vs. North Carolina, 12:30 p.m. Saturday, WUPA
Huddle up: CB Antone Exum could play this week after missing the first five games while recovering from knee surgery. … CB Brandon Facyson (Northgate) is the ACC’s co-rookie of the week after he recovered a fumble, had an interception, forced a fumble and had three tackles in the win over Georgia Tech. … The Hokies’ Trey Edmunds (77 yards) and Chris Mangus (76 yards) have the two longest runs in the ACC this season.
Tweetable fact: QB Logan Thomas needs 3 yards to break Tyrod Taylor’s school record of 7,017 career passing yards.
Wake Forest (2-3, 0-2)
Next game: vs. N.C. State, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, FSSO
Huddle up: Tanner Price still is the starting QB despite being pulled at halftime of the 56-7 loss to Clemson, when the score was 35-7. “If you’re not going to play your backup guys when it’s 35-7, you’re wasting a great opportunity,” coach Jim Grobe said. … WR Michael Campanaro has 194 career receptions, second in school history. … LB Brandon Chubb (Hillgrove) is tied for the team lead with 36 tackles. … DE Kristopher Redding (Whitefield Academy) has 14 tackles.
Tweetable fact: Wake Forest is 31-10 against teams from North Carolina under Grobe.